Companies with Recipe APIs

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If we want to build a great recipe API server(at ChickenKyiv project) — we should learn the best cases from major competitors in this field. So I listed here APIs that I personally adore. It’s really hard to find some another cool example. If you know another API providers — don’t hesitate to comment below!


Edamam

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Description

Edamam has few open APIs — Nutrition Analysis, Food Database Lookup, Food Entity Extraction, Recipe Licensing, Recipe Search, Meal Recommendation Engine

Plans

Free, Startup(free with rules), Enterprise(from $100)

My 2 cents

I like it. One of my favorite. Clear documentation, not a lot of custom/crazy things. Search API is cool and working fast.

Documentation

https://developer.edamam.com/edamam-docs-recipe-api


RecipePuppy

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Description

Recipe Puppy is perfect for using at your development project. So if you have simple code on Github and want to send queries to some server — pick it.

Plans

Free

My 2 cents

Simple. But limited, for sure. So you wouldn’t find any cool features from other APIs listed here, but if this is not bothering you — it’s a good place to start. And i like pugs :)

Documentation

http://www.recipepuppy.com/about/api/


ReciPal

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Description

This is another `big player`. They have a lot of data and provide it in an easy way. I personally like “scale recipe” feature, because this is an important feature of our product too, and i can see how they did it. They also care about sub-recipes.

Plans

Not clear. I think it’s upon request.

My 2 cents

Awesome documentation. I assume they also have a mock server here.

https://www.recipal.com/api-docs#intro


BigOven

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Description

BigOven is industry standard. This is not the first version of their API, so I’m pretty sure they improve it a lot. But they keep a lot of old-functions, so old version works too. It’s not cool to see a lot of deprecated methods, maybe they will update it soon. They have separated endpoints for Grocery Lists, Glossary, Reviews.

Plans

From $100

My 2 cents

I like it too. Not sure if I’ll be ready to pay their prices. Because can Yummly provides more.

Documentation

http://api2.bigoven.com/swagger/ui/index#/


Yummly

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Description

They, not just store recipes, they really innovate and disrupt this industry. You can google their blog articles, related to how they classify “recipe stuff” using Machine learning — very inspiring. They also support hackathons, so if you have a small open project — you can contact them and receive a dev API key.

Plans

from $500

My 2 cents

If you have a small food startup, you wouldn’t be able to use Yummly as a service provider. But when you’ll be ready — don’t hesitate to switch. it’s really to compare their data with another company. Documentation is cool, for sure :)

Documentation

https://developer.yummly.com/documentation


Spoonacular

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Description

poonacular listed at Kong(prev Mashape) so they are reliable too. They have endpoints for meal planning, they can convert ingredients into grocery products and have an interesting structure for Nutrition data. Also, provide a hackathon access.

Plans

0–$1000

My 2 cents

It’s like a perfect tool that stands in between. Has not the only big database for recipes but also has tools for meal planning.

Documentation


Eaternity

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Description

Awesome breakdown of ingredient properties. I’m personally ‘steal’ a lot of their ideas, related to how they structure their GitHub repositories. A lot of information related to CO2 emissions(which is unique)

Plans

EUR 99

My 2 cents

Kickass because using Apiary as documentation provider(backed by Oracle and looks better than Swagger(less nerdy)). Eaternity website have a cool vibe :)


WTFDIET

Description

Simple recipe API. Not a lot of custom things. But can be used as inspiration for beginners. And I like this name.

Plans

not available data.

Documentation

You can also check quora`s discussion. link below.

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